Building Your Business
Start-up Fund of €500k for Female Entrepreneurs

12 November 2014

Enterprise Ireland Funding Available to female Entrepreneurs

The total fund size is up to €500,000. Applications for funding by Enterprise Ireland are considered on a competitive basis.

Objective of the fund

The objective of the Competitive Start Fund for Female Entrepreneurs is to accelerate the growth of Female-led start-up companies in Ireland that have the capability to succeed in global markets.  The fund is designed to enable those companies reach key commercial and technical milestones, for example:

  • Evaluate overseas market opportunities and reach firm conclusions regarding the viability of the proposed business.
  • Build a prototype.
  • Secure a reference site.
  • Develop a market entry plan for exploiting international opportunities.
  • Secure partnership deal or strategic alliance.
  • Identify suitable channels to international markets.
  • Secure third party investment e.g. business angel, Venture Capital.

Female Competitive Start Fund will open for applications from 12th November, 2014, until 3pm on 26th November 2014.

  • Cavan
  • Louth
  • Meath
  • Monaghon